This course covers the limitations on the information that can be introduced in court codified in the Federal Rules of Evidence. We take up the issue of relevance, including the rules concerning the balance between the probative value and the prejudicial impact of evidence and the special problems of character and credibility. Also addressed are the rules pertaining to the reliability of evidence, particularly the prohibition against hearsay and its many exceptions, the constitutional constraints on the testimony offered during criminal trials, and the screening of scientific and expert testimony. The course concludes with an introduction to evidentiary privileges.
|Course Number||Course Credits||Evaluation Method||Instructor||Meeting Day/Times||Room|
|Donald H. Beskind||MWTh 4:00 PM-5:15 PM||4047|
|Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW-245-01-F22|
|Email list: LAW-245-01-F22@sakai.duke.edu|
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - Public Interest
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